While the fashion industry is being impacted by the current pandemic, new designs are emerging to encourage social distancing between people, including Livable's Well-Distance-Being project, which introduces wearable rattan cages. The hourglass-shaped design underlines the importance of keeping a safe distance from others and it boasts a form that resembles a Victorian crinoline, although the cage protects the face and rests on the shoulders rather than the waist.
The Well-Distance-Being project was created in response to the United Nations' Global Call Out to Creatives, which asked for people to communicate a public health message in a creative and understandable way. Although the structure is smaller than the recommended distance people are meant to keep from others to flatten the curve, Livable founder Sep Verboom emphasizes that the design is meant to remind of the need for physical distance.